A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 15:23:50 / August 2, 2017 @ 3:23 pm. Exact location of event, depth 21 km, -65.0416° West, 18.5903° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017214002. Unique identifier: pr2017214002. The temblor was picked up at 11:23:50 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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